Biden’s New Cyber Strategy Could Be Terrible for the Private Sector

Joe Biden will seek reelection in 2024. The news is bad for Americans for many reasons, including the fact that Joe Biden’s current term in office is not running smoothly. A fact that he manages to blame on Trump at almost every turn.

The absence of responsibility for persistently poor achievements across all facets of the Biden presidency has been a recurring theme over the past 27 months. Because of his administration, the United States is in a much weaker position than before COVID in all areas, including the economy, foreign policy, and the pitiful response to the train derailment in East Palestine.

First, a suicide bomber strike at Kabul Airport during America’s failed withdrawal from its longest war resulted in the deaths of 170 Afghans and 13 US soldiers. A report from the non-governmental organization known as the Association of Wartime Allies stated the Biden administration initially left behind an estimated 78,000 Afghans who worked for the American government.

Although the US leaf Afghanistan more than six months into the Biden administration, the review of the withdrawal that was published on April 6 of this year offered the absurd conclusion that the departing Trump administration had left the Biden administration with a date for the withdrawal but no plan for executing it.

Joe Biden primarily ran on halting the pandemic by pledging he would not shut down the country and would stop the virus; he still managed to blame Donald Trump on some occasions during the campaign. Despite the fact that most Americans had access to vaccines for most of 2021 because of previous President Donald Trump’s “Operation Warp Speed.” Covid deaths rose in the first nine months of Biden’s term.

During his transition to the presidency in December 2020, President-elect Biden also took some time to criticize President Trump for the cyberattack against SolarWinds, which experts have frequently cited as the most extensive reconnaissance hacking incident in history.

The attack certainly fits Russia’s long history of reckless, disruptive cyber activities, Biden said, adding the Trump administration should make an official attribution playing on the “Russia-Trump narrative” that has taken on a zombie-like existence in the deepest recesses of the fake news universe. This assault did take place under Donald Trump’s supervision.

During Biden’s presidency, the Ukraine War has received much media attention, with both sides stepping up their offensives from the outset of the fight. Despite a concentration of cyberattacks taking place halfway across the world from the US, multiple significant attacks regularly aim to disrupt American targets, whether or not the Biden-loving mainstream and corporate media report it.

Cyber attacks rose significantly from the 77 attacks in 2021 and ransomware attacks in 2022 that targeted 106 state or local government entities, with 25% of the 106 incidents ending in data loss.

The United States was the target of numerous underreported attacks last year that were carried out by state-sponsored Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) organizations. Some of the more infamous hacks involved US defense contractors and were carried out by state-sponsored Russian agents; additionally, with the assistance of Iran’s MOIS, Ministry of Intelligence and Security, the Iranian Advanced Persistent Threat (APT)  which targeted 34 businesses in various industries in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the United States.

The Biden administration just unveiled a new National Cybersecurity Strategy to stop the assault on America. The law firm Gibson Dunn explains that a new approach to cybersecurity aims to relieve the government, individuals, and small companies of the responsibility to defend cyberspace. Instead, the burden will be shifted to organizations that are better equipped to reduce risks for everyone. This means that private companies should anticipate new regulations, direct liability, and potential lawsuits from the federal government if the Biden administration’s proposal is accepted.

The Gibson Dunn letter also cautions that increased (government) enforcement may be complicated by multiple agencies pursuing the same actions, potentially resulting in companies dealing with overlapping and uncoordinated inquiries.

In other words, this new Biden administration strategy could put private businesses struggling to maintain operations afloat amid a struggling economy in a nightmare situation by imposing new compliance standards and costs from what has generally been an ineffective and incompetent executive branch.

It’s challenging enough to avoid the everyday online traps that entangle Americans, and every click could lead to a trap, from “Big-Tech” enabled malvertising to online phishing operations. Therefore, company owners should be concerned that they may be unfairly targeted and face penalties due to poorly crafted and thought-out rules, given the Biden administration’s less-than-stellar record.